Posts tagged "recreation"

Find Campsites, Hiking Trails, and Other Outdoor Attractions

Visit to plan your outdoor activities at federal lands across the United States.

You can search for locations that offer the activities you enjoy—including hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and climbing—and make reservations for camping, lodging, picnic areas, permits, and tours.

Enjoy America’s great outdoors this summer!

Get Your Annual National Parks Pass

If you enjoy visiting America’s beautiful national parks and recreation areas, consider buying an annual pass.

The $80 pass lets the you and your accompanying passengers (or up to four adults at sites where per-person fees are charged) enter more than 2,000 federal recreation areas.

The National Park Service offers other kinds of passes such as:

  • Senior Pass — $10 lifetime pass for U.S. citizens who are 62 years and older
  • Access Pass — Free lifetime pass for permanently disabled U.S. citizens
  • Volunteer Pass — Annual Pass awarded to volunteers who contribute 500 or more hours

Learn more about the annual pass and what it covers.

Free Access To Public Recreation Areas This Weekend

From November 11 to 13, you will be able to access several public recreation areas without paying entrance fees.

The National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service will waive entrance fees in recognition of Veterans Day weekend. Some fees, such as those for camping or concessions, will still apply.

Many of the recreational areas offer activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing or horse back riding.

Find a public recreation area and activities near you.